I seriously have looked all over the internet and researched this for endless hours to no prevail. So please could you make some program or give me some workouts or information about increasing vertical jumping. I play basketball and I seriously want to make a college team and a high vertical will help me greatly. Thank you!
Alex--Thanks for posting on the forum!
I'm sorry that instead of providing a good answer for you, this has degenerated into an internal argument.
First of all, it would be good to know a bit more about you--how old, how tall, how heavy, how much and what kind of training experience. Then it would be good to know what you're doing now for training, what sports are you doing at the moment.
The basic answer to your question is two-part. First that you need to train for general strength (and, no, training for strength won't slow you down, unless you deliberately train slowly). So a good program appropriate for your level of training experience, done faithfully and consistently over time and involving balanced training for the whole body (not just the legs). And like Stu said, all lifting should be done "explosively". That means that every rep should be done a fast as you can. Of course, the heavier the load, the slower the actual movement, but every lift should be done with attitude.
Second, if you want to jump better, your training should involve jumping. Box jumps, hurdle jumps, long jumps. Body weight and weighted. Test yourself every few weeks for progress.
Thanks again for posting. Let us know what you think, and keep us informed about your progress.